Saturday, 28 April 2012

This week

Work and weather are certainly conspiring to make getting out and getting time on the computer tricky (excuses, excuses!! and not complaining, happy to be working again) I managed a couple of visits this week but no additions to the year list. Any summer migrants at all were pretty difficult to find apart from BLACKCAPS and CHIFFCHAFFS, the only other one recorded was COMMON WHITETHROAT!! The resident birds are busy building or feeding, I saw GOLDCRESTS collecting nest material and BLACKBIRDS and ROBINS feeding young, so despite the lack of migrants there is plenty going on. The Bluebells are starting to carpet the wood with the Wood Anenomes starting to make way for them. Last Saturdays walk already seems a long time ago. I'll try and get out more this week but work again looks busy so apologies in advance.
On the picture front here are a couple from this week and some from earlier in the month.


Phil said...

No need to apologise Alan. I struggle to find time and I don't have to go to work!
Nice pics as always.

Warren Baker said...

Wow, blue sky! :-) Keep at it Alan, surely we'll be visited by a nice scarce migrant at some point this spring!

ShySongbird said...

Lovely photos Alan, those Bluebells are very cheering on a miserable, wet Saturday!

Rachel J said...

Lovely bluebells Al. Heard my first lesser whitethroat of the year yesterday; it was in the exact same bush I heard one in every day last Spring on my walk to work so hoping it's the same bird found its way home! Our recent regular goldfinch pair in our garden have turned up with a fledgling now: pleasing to know the nyger seeds have helped. Anxious about the lack of swallows still; I saw a pic on the BTO blog of them huddled together, sheltering from gales in a bird hide in France. Hope this wet and windy spell clears up soon for their sakes!

Tammy said...

The Bluebells are a lovely sight! I do not see them often here, so your photo is a treat!!

Herman versteeg said...

wat is die witte reiger een mooie foto in dat mooie licht maar de buizerd is ook geweldig,
groetjes Herman,

Mike H said...

Apologies accepted Alan. So good to hear that you are back working again. Will try to get together again when your time allows.

Alan Pavey said...

Hi Phil, thank you, it is a bit frustrating on both fronts!

Hi Warren, thank you, my intentions are to keep at it, so fingers crossed :-)

Hi ShySongbird, thank you, I always enjoy this time of year and despite the wet weather this year the bluebells are still filling the wood with their scent.

Hi Rach, thank you, with you there on the weather front, so far no sign of Lesser Whitethroat here. See you in the week.

Hi Tammy, thank you, they something I'e been lucky to have around all my life and I remember when I young always trying to ind a white one, infact I still do now!!

Hi Herman, thank you, I'm really pleased you like the photos.

Hi Mike, thank you, I will look forward to catching up with you again hopefully soon, keep in touch.

Christian said...

Nice wing movement on the first buzzard shot Alan.

Jason K said...

What a great selection of Warblers for the week Alan. Things are starting to move again now!

Kieron Palmer said...

Hi Alan, I know the feeling - taking the photos and publishing them online are two very different things. I have quite a backlog myself!
Glad to see your photos though, I always enjoy reading your posts.

Tomás Crespo said...

Good photos Alan ,
Even if difficult to find time to take the field, we do everything possible to achieve it. and enjoy of the natura
beautiful colors on the fields and fantastic birds
best regards

Kungsfiskaren said...

Absolutely lovely serie
Greetings from Sweden

Tim Gutsell said...

I enjoy reading your blog a fine account together with very nice photos, the bluebells look lovely we are so lucky to be able to enjoy them. Well done Allan.

waldlaeufer68 said...

Hi Alan,
I looked around me at times and you have to tell you that he is very well done .. It is fun to look at your pictures .. The pictures of the birds are really great.
Will certainly visit again and have registered with you ..
Greetings from Germany